4 Things To Check Before Buying Yogurt In Nigeria – My 3 Favorite and Healthy Yogurts

If you’re going shopping, then there’s something to add to your list. Yogurt. After my last post on my mango and yogurt breakfast, I got a lot of questions about the yogurt I used.

In case you’re wondering, all yogurts are not created equal, it’s not everything that is packaged and labeled yogurt that is truly yogurt.

When it comes to yogurt in Nigeria what you see is not what you get. All that claims to be yogurt is not yogurt. Some are just corn starch, sour flavor, milk flavor and gelatin.

Real yogurt must contains probiotics; live active culture to help regulate your digestion and strengthen your immune system.  It helps prevent constipation and belly bloating. So yes, it helps in reducing belly fat, but, only when you combine it with other healthy lifestyle changes.

The protein in yogurt is not only good for post workout recovery but essential if you want to repair your tissue after exercise and to build muscle.

Before I give you my 3 favorite yogurts, here’s what you should look out for in a yogurt:

1.

Does this yogurt stay in plastic containers or tetra pak out in the sun or in a shelf in a store without a controlled cold temperature, all day, week and sometimes 1 month or 2 months?

 OR

Does it maintain a cold chain – Packed and transported in refrigerated trucks and taken to malls with constant power supply and kept in controlled cold temperature till consumption?

2.

What does the label say – Milk flavor, corn starch, gelatin and sour flavor?

OR

Does it have milk and live active culture?

I chose these 3 yogurts because they passed the 4 most important test for me:

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Healthy yogurts in nigeria
  • They have live active cultures
  • They maintain a cold chain from manufacturer to mall where it is stored in a cold and controlled space
  • They contain milk.
  • The nutritional content is right for me

Most yogurts that pass these 3 checks are always a little bit more costly. Some brands have also built a name and reputation of making quality yogurts and maybe more costly.

Here’s the 3 yogurt I use , I chose them based on their nutritional content, the above checklist and my taste bud.

Rev up Yogurt ( that’s what I used for my mango and yogurt breakfast)

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Rev up yogurt (Nigeria)

Its low in sugar and fat. It has a very smooth, creamy and rich texture. If you don’t like the low sugar taste, you can always add banana. I used mango.

 

Dolait Yogurt (I drink this after my workout)

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Dolait yogurt (Nigeria)

It comes with a straw so you can stash it inside your bag and drink on the go. I also use it for my smoothie and for my son’s school lunch.

 

Farmfresh (Try the vanilla)

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Farmfresh yogurt (Nigeria)

I love the vanilla flavor with its creamy, silky and rich taste. I use it for my smoothie  and as my pick me up when I’m running low on energy and need something to drink fast, especially during a photo shoot. It also comes in strawberry flavor.

So there you have it in no particular order.

Here’s the 4 quick checklist again

  • Live active culture
  • Milk
  • Cold chain
  • And nutritional content

Can’t find your favorite in the list? Give me a shout out by commenting below and telling me name of your Favorite yogurt. I’ll check it out and if it meets my checklist, it will make my next list.

 

 

4 Things To Check Before Buying Yogurt In Nigeria – My 3 Favorite and Healthy Yogurts

55 thoughts on “4 Things To Check Before Buying Yogurt In Nigeria – My 3 Favorite and Healthy Yogurts

    1. Hi Chioma, Please check if it has live active culture. That is the main thing every good and healthy yogurt must have to give you the health benefits you desire. I’ve not tasted or seen their products. Check the label and cross check with the things i mentioned you should check before buying yogurt, especially, live active culture. Have a great day.

  1. Please I did like to ask about Habib Yoghurt. I buy this quit often so it reminds me of my little stay in the north and i almost always mix it with the millet. Could you do a review?

    1. Fresh yo does not have the requirement. It does not have live active culture. I don’t know about SAN Yogurt. I’ll look for it and do a review

  2. Thank you for your post. I was looking for the best yogurt brands in Nigeria since I need to increase my intake to manage acid reflux and to generally improve my vaginal health (*Sighs* I couldn’t get a synonym to exclude ‘vaginal’). I’ve always heard of Farmfresh and now that you recommend it, I’ll go for it, try other brands and publish a review post on my blog.

    I must add that your fitness articles are also great. I’ve only checked out the topics. I will subscribe right away, visit some other time to really read, and maybe enroll. This skinny girl can make use of some curves and pelvic strength.

    1. Awwww. Thanks for stopping by. FarmFresh is really great. You will love it and I can’t wait to help you build curves and Improve your pelvic strength.

  3. Hii! When you say Live active culture, is it the same as DVS culture? I’m really confused.

  4. Great work you’re doing Nkeoma.

    I just got out of using antibiotics and research shows me that yogurt are good sources for probiotics to strengthen immune system.

    And so while checking yogurts (with live culture) to buy in nigeria, I stumbled on your website and yes thank God they are in shoprite. I will get them pretty soon.

    Thanks for the great info. Welldone.

  5. hello… thanks for the tip. i don’t know if you have head of rufaidah yoghurt? kindly advise. thanks.

  6. Helo. You really know your source and I feel all the products you mentioned are good as well. I’d also like you to try Cedar yogurt if you’re in Nigeria. They have natural nutrients and the taste is good as well. It’s actually my best!

  7. Good evening. Have you tasted KYLIN YOGHURT(SWEETENED) made in Portharcourt. Though the label doesn’t contain Live and Active Cultures, but to my assessment it is resonably creamy, thick and tangy. I also think it wasn’t pasteurized, hence might contain Live and Active Cultures. Thank you.

  8. Hello thanks for your submission, please what about Aqua Rapha yogurt? Does it contain probiotics?

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